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Warning issued over new Absa logo scam

16 July 2018 2:16 PM
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Cyber criminals are using Absa's new logo as the basis of a new phising scam, here's what to look out for.

Online fraudsters have taken advantage of Absa's rebranding to target banking clients in a new email phishing scam.

Absa customers have been warned to look out for a dodgy email which claims to be from Absa CEO Maria Ramos.

Upon closer inspection, the email sender is actually geien0080smtp@nokwi.co.za.

The email references Absa's new logo and prompts clients to click through to what is in fact a phishing attack website.

Read also: Absa launches new look, tones down the colour red

MyBroadband editor Jan Vermeulen shares the warning signs that will help victims spot an email phishing scam.

Check the address that it's coming from.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor, MyBroadband.co.za

The second that there is an attachment in the email that is not a PDF [it's] suspicious.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor, MyBroadband.co.za

In this case, the attachment was an HTML file and it opens up in the web browsers taking the con a step further to get your personal information.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor, MyBroadband.co.za

Below is a screenshot of what the email scam looks like, as reported by MyBroadband.

Take a listen:


16 July 2018 2:16 PM
Tags:
Scam
Absa
Phishing
new logo

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